SOL DELL PowerEdge 860

Specifics

Poweredge 860's

The BMC in the poweredge listens on NIC 1 ONLY. Make sure that the green IPMI network cable is in NIC 1 (they are labeled), and that you re-configure "/etc/network/interfaces" as necessary.

Serial console

In BIOS, you need to set a few options to get serial console working right:

Integrated Devices -> Serial Port = BMC NIC
Console Redirection
Enable after boot -> False (we use stuff from grub, kernel, inittab to do it after the initial boot. Redirecting after bios works only up until the kernel starts booting)
Speed -> 19200

Serial console
edit /etc/default/grub and add/edit entries like below:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="console=tty0 console=ttyS0,19200n8"
# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
GRUB_TERMINAL="console serial"
#GRUB_TERMINAL sets for both input&output; multi input&output is supported
#GRUB_TERMINAL_INPUT="console serial"
#GRUB_TERMINAL_OUTPUT="console serial"
GRUB_SERIAL_COMMAND="serial –-speed=19200 –-unit=0 –-word=8 –-parity=no –-stop=1"

update grub configuration by:

update-grub

edit /etc/inittab

TO:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyS0 19200 vt100

SOLProxy

dsm_bmu_solproxy32d -daemon -b

You can then connect to it by running
telnet localhost 623
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